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The 3rd Tuesday has just about become my favorite day of the month. It’s the day the Main Street Book Club, hosted by the Azle Memorial Library, meets to discuss our latest pick. We meet in the Community Room from 6:30 pm to about 7:30 pm. On the 20th, we’ll be discussing “Room” by Emma Donoghue. It has been a wildly popular book, one that takes your breath away. I would reserve several hours to read it where you won’t be distracted or need things like food, water, or social interaction. Because you won’t want to look up from those pages! Trust me. And just to warn you, it isn’t a cozy, light book. The beginning is hard to read, and the middle, well, I had to remind myself that everything would be okay, the world wasn’t ending. It’s a really excellent story about a mother’s absolute love for her son, who because of her determination, creativity, and intelligence is able to survive a seemingly impossible situation. So, pencil book club in to your calendars. We have great fun discussing good literature, and we always save a little time at the end for food!
Azle teens spent a lot of time reading books this summer and having fun at the library. Our first ever Teen Summer Reading Program encouraged teens to read to be entered for weekly prizes (a $10 gift card). A drawing was held every Thursday, when teens could come to the library and play games and make crafts. The grand prize was a $50 gift card to WalMart. In total, teens read more than 200 books this summer. We want to thank Brandi Head for all of her hard work in making this program a success!
Are you someone who can barely boil water? Do you have a hard time following recipes? Does the thought of making bread from scratch scare the stuffing right out of you? Well, no need to fear any longer. The Library is offering a series of cooking classes, held in the Community Room on the 2nd Monday of every month. Our first class will be on “Stretching Your Food Dollars,” sponsored by AgriLife. It will take place Monday, Sept. 12th at 1:30 p.m. The class is free, but we do ask that you register at the Information Desk. The schedule for the next several classes is below (exact times TBA). And even if you do have kitchen skills, please come! You’ll make some new friends and eat some good food.
- October: Break making
- November: Dips
- December: Decorating Cookies & Cookie Exchange
- January: Heart Healthy Salads
- February: Chili & Soups
Thank you to everyone who attended the inaugural meeting of the Main Street Book Club Tuesday night! Our members had a lot to say about The Help. We had a great discussion about race, human nature, and family relationships. We raffled off two free movie passes, generously donated by Starplex Cinemas, and ate Minny’s famous caramel cake. Our next book club meeting will be Tuesday, September 20th at 6:30 p.m. We’ll be reading Room by Emma Donoghue, hailed by The Boston Globe as one of the best books of the year: “[Donoghue’s] writing has pulse-pounding sequences that cause the reader’s eyes to race over the pages to find out what happens next…. Room is likely to haunt readers for days, if not longer.” Check out a brief synopsis of the book here. The library has several copies – if we don’t have one on the shelves, place a hold today. And hurry and start reading! You don’t want to miss another great discussion next month.
The students in our new quilting class learned all about fabric, needles, and other quilting basics at our first class last Friday. Our instructor, Anne Lemin (from Quilted Lovelies), who is graciously volunteering her time and some of the supplies, helped students work on quilting a hot pad. The class will complete three projects over the course of ten weeks. We hope to offer more classes like this in the future. Be sure to check out the completed class projects at our Fall Festival on October 22nd from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – our quilting class will have its own booth!
Azle has a new book club, and it’s at your local library! Come join the Main Street Book Club the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Our first meeting is August 16th, and we’ll be discussing “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett. According to the Atlanta Journal, “this heartbreaking story is a stunning debut from a gifted talent.” The book is being made into a movie, which opens August 10th. We’ll have two free movie passes to give away as door prizes to one lucky book clubber. Even if you can’t find time to read the book, please feel free to come anyway. We’ll have good food and discussion! Book Club Flyer